Kori Bustard Taking A Sand Bath

The Kori Bustard (Afrikaans name Gompou, Zulu Name Epwezampundu) is now listed as Vulnerable in South Africa.

It is among the largest flying birds worldwide. It is found mostly in the grasslands or open savannas.

We sat fascinated, watching this big bird enjoying an afternoon sandbath, probably to get rid of mites.

They are majestic birds and we were so lucky to see one for a second time, the first time in 2012.

They feed aminly on a wide variety of insects, especially dung beetles, aslo chameleons, snakes, lizards and carrion.

We saw this one near Skukuza in the Kruger National Park

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